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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1955, Reno, Nevada NO EVENING GAZETTE January 7 1955 Humboldt Pioneers Effort To Save Famed Joss House Rebuffed by City Council WINNEMUCCA Although a group called the Humboldt whose sole objective to to preserve Humboldt county landmarks and is headed by former state senator Forrest Bell offered to sponsor the Girl Scouts by accepting a deed to the Joss House the city council to change con- motion based on lack of a responsible sponsor which made at the Dec 21 special Cavanagh member of the citizens committee coo pe ing with the Girl Scouts in the i attempted restoration of the old for quarters the deed executed by Happy over possibility of razing famous old Jose House is expressed here by Happy Okada who was a contributor to the upkeep of house while a Chinese Mason Happy has expressed the desire that the Joss House be repaired and maintained by the Girl Scouts but the city council has ordered it razed Okada the aole remaining Mason here who also had signed a consent of trusteeship Mrs Forrest Bell and Mr and O R Maunula were other members of the committee ent In consent that Mrs named to act as tee of the condemned structure so that it could be repaired and maintained by the Girl Scouts or used for some other worthy cause Happy Okada said that he did not wish to see the House on- Baud built in 1902 rued by the city council As I contributed to the Jon Route upkeep while a Mason which disbanded after the visit of Dr Sun Tat Sen in it to my desire that the be converted into a chapel or quarters for the Girl Scouts or put to some similar instead of being de- Happy was born Aug 20 1877 in Japan He came to America April 6 1906 and a week later arrived In Winnemucca He was employed as janitor at the Bar at the Elite and for the Jewelry store of Krenkel Bosch In 1908 he joined the Chinese In The same year he was in Gerlach where of company were ning WP boarding house ing construction period of the transcontinental line Upon com- of the Western Pacific in of 1909 he returned Because he could speak nese Japanese and English py was the bodyguard for Dr Sun Yat Sen during his visit to the Winnemucca Joss House Mrs also produced a group Including the doctor and Happy Inside the Joss House 1 which she has had in her sion many years In discussing the documents at city council cession Monday night Mrs Cavanagh said that City AUy Donald Leigh ton also representing the Girl Scouts had refused to present a petition for trusteeship to the court after its having been set for hearing on Monday Dec 27 He had Insisted Chinese must give consent in compliance with the edict of Judge Merwyn Brown None was available Happy Okada is nese Appearing before the city board Mrs Cavanagh explained that she felt the council should be told of the existence of the deed and consent of trusteeship much as we were prevented from being heard In court She also explained pages of deed descriptions taken from county records and which she had discussed with qualified Reno friends in early December to re- fute Judge Merwyn Brown's ad- vise to Attorney several months ago At that time he In- the obtaining of a title must rest entirely upon Chinese who lived In at the time William S Bonnifield executed a trustee deed on Nov 22 1909 which barred the Low family in California because their father had died during September 1909 The council refused to change its stand repeating as on other occasions that the ture was unsafe unsound and no fit place for Girl Scouts Councilman Clarence Stoker in- that townspeople pre- ferred to donate land and materia to construct a more suitable building for the young women Mayor Ernest Damon after being pressed several times re- admitted that no 11 censed contractor had told the city board that the structure was unsafe It devolved that their decision rested solely upon the Inspection made by them the afternoon of Dec 21 1954 at which time Cliff Myers withdrew support of the Jaycees without the previous knowledge of the Girl Scouts After Mrs Cavanagh had ished showing the evidence she had gathered In behalf of the Girl Scouts and informing the council that every one of its stipulated de- mands had been met by either the scouts planning board or the citizens committee Mayor Ernest Damon said You may try to block us with those papers but we continue to stand on our inal motion ormer Senator Jons Speaker Former Sen Ernest S Brown ras the principal speaker at the Lions club luncheon in the able Room of the Mapes Hotel this week Senator Brown's remarks were the issues that faced the American congress and the nt responsibilities of the can taxpayer He stressed that the fear of oday was not one alone of Russia or communism but rather full employment from within and that or the most part the people hold he government responsible that everyone holds a job He stressed that what he the present program to foreign countries has not increased our national defense nor has it made better friends with those foreign countries He One Is Called For Service Duty Washoe county's selective ice office local board No 16 is calling only one man into the armed this month under the new defense department icy of curtailing the size of the armed forces Clifford M Block Is the only Washoe county draftee on the call list but Daniel Gordon McKenzie of Missouri Herbert H Chesney of New Mexico and Kenneth Riley Amber of California will be taken into service through the lock board for their respective boards in other states Block actually was not callei for the draft this month the cal office said but is being sen now due to a delay in his tion date Seven men are scheduled for induction next month but these men all volunteered to be drafted ahead of their regular turn the local office said II call J I SWEATT Co J E Sweatt Co RIAL INSURANCE Since 1920 132 N SURRA SALE SATURDAY and MONDAY ONLY SKOAL GROUP COATS Slim VALUIS TO 92.95 10 TODDLERS THROUGH JACKETS Vfr off BLOUSES 1.00 up DRASTIC REDUCTIONS ON MANY OTHER ITEMS ALL SAUS FINAL CHILDREN'S SHOP 27 MOUTH SURRA PHONE Lumberman Buys Land in Modoc ALTURAS Rice ormer manager of the Pacific Lumber Company ranch at Scotia Humboldt county has purchased 2800 of ranch land from Allen Wall for a price said to be In six figures The land is 11 miles southeast of Alturas and contains 160 acres homesteaded in 1870 The Wall has owned three said that invariably the opening session of the senate called for the introduction of tives of foreign countries and It was quite obvious that they brought their market baskets By bowing to their demands and wishes we have surrendered our domestic Brown said Beatrice Kay a favorite tainer was also a guest and was made an honorary Lioness Dave Priest was program chair man Public Power Handed Setback WASHINGTON Jan 7 Public power advocates have re- a setback in their fight to block private construction of three power in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake river between Idaho and Oregon The federal power commission deferred action on a motion that the agency dismiss applications of the Idaho Power Co for to construct the dams They would flood the site of the proposed federal Hells Canyon dam The national Hells Canyon sociation backing the dollar federal project asked that the applications be thrown out on the grounds that plans for the series of private dams were changed during and after a year-long hearing in the case The commission deferred action on the association's motion until such time as the record is certified to the commission for final action In these was interpreted to mean that the commission will consider the motion only after all have been filed an de- haj been given and the U argued before the commission itself This may be late this year FIRE KILLS SEVEN Jan 7 persons died in a pre-dawn which destroyed a store today Own 4 That Peacocke Service Saturday Morning Funeral services for Mrs Florence Lamb Peacocke will be held here Saturday morning com- mencing at o'clock at the Co thence to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic church for a requiem mass at nine o'clock with the Rev Charles Shallow celebrant Burial will follow at Mater Dolorosa tery Recitation of the rosary will be held this evening at in the chapel Mrs Peacocke veteran Nevada school teacher and well known throughout the state died day morning in Calif at the home of a daughter Mrs McDonald On S Tarn o 2 Evening Begin H w In and Typing College Calif Avt BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wholesale Concern Six Years in Business Shows Fine Net At Least Required Good Established Accounts Write Box 425 ROEBUCK WHITE 7 GOODS Biggest Prices in Stock up GOOD MUSLIN SHEETS Famous Harmony House White FLAT or FITTED Free Delivery on Purchases of or m Size 1.37 1.37 Pillow Cases Harmony House GOOD Muslin Sheets first quality 134 threads per square at the lowest price in town PASTEL MUSLIN SHEETS Flat or Fitted Size 2.27 Pillow Coses 5 lovely Jacquard Blankets During A beauty of cotton new wool Six Harmony 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